Hi, I'm a long-time RDM and have not yet unlocked SCH (/DRK and /NIN are ahead of it in priority atm), so I'm coming to you guys for some advice. My younger brother just started the game, and is intent on becoming a SCH because he loves blowing stuff up (he's played around on my BLM sub before and really enjoys nuking stuff), but wants more versatility than what BLM has to offer, so SCH seems like a natural fit. The thing is, he's leveling BLM and doesn't seem too keen on leveling RDM (he's not a fan of melee fighting, and RDM is super slow at nuke soloing compared to BLM or SCH).
I think he intends to do BLM->37, Unlock SCH, SCH->75, and I've been encouraging him to do BLM->18, RDM->37, Unlock SCH, SCH->75, since I hear that most Scholars go /RDM nearly fulltime. I'm not sure if he will quit the game if he has to level RDM before even getting to touch SCH, so I'm curious if I leveled his RDM to 30 or so for him (so he can unlock SCH) if I would be gimping his SCH playskills horribly. I guess what I'm asking is if he will need the experience of leveling RDM to really get a handle on how to play SCH, or if he would be fine playing SCH without having lots of hands-on experience with RDM? Keep in mind this is his first job, but he has played on my BLM in Yuhtunga Jungle parties before with no problems.
Edited, Jul 16th 2008 2:30pm by Aliekber